Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Cameo Project

As stated in a previous post, I've been a bit distracted by my recent new toy - the Silhouette Cameo. Prior to this machine, I've been an avid user of the Silhouette SD. LOVED that machine like none other. Used and abused it and went through more mats than I probably should have. (The new mats are UH-mazing!)

I was so excited when I first saw with my own eyes that Silhouette had indeed created a 12" cutting machine. After lots of research, the Sil was the machine I wanted... even way back when, when it wasn't the 12". Sure Cricut is popular and all the rage but the deciding factor was the cartridges. The fact that I would be stuck with images I didn't necessarily like. And that they cost an arm and leg. I've already got limited storage so having to find a way to store those cartridges didn't appeal to me. Plus, I had seen some side by side comparisons (sorry no links!) and was sold on the Silhouette. Let's just say the Cameo is even better than the Sil. I'm so glad that this company took their time to create this machine. The cut is amazing and detailed. I love that I can cut a TRUE 12" sized shape and the new cutting mats are awesome. Wow. Sticky and they keep on sticking!

I've made several projects already using my lovely new toy. A few I can't show until February but I did make a few things to share immediately. Not only do I not want you to wait but *I* couldn't wait! LOL

So here is what I came up with....


A cute little mail box! This will become a fun little gift wrapping for someone. I plan to stuff it with candies and treats for Valentine's Day.

The mailbox shape is one large shape that you fold and glue together. I did the longest side at 11". I will say that securing the ends was a little bit difficult. I used Zip Dry but it didn't stick right away due to the odd folding and there are little tabs that hold it all together. I think next time I'll dry glue dots or some other dry adhesive.


I embellished with some other shapes cut out. I've been dying to try out these dimensional butterflies.

Here is the front.

And the other side.


Another butterfly close up.


Seriously loving this machine!

Silhouette Shapes Used: rickrack_set_C00069_31857, 3d_cutout_betterfly_2_C00744_21585, 3D_mailbox_C00385_18816

Supplies: Paper, Stickers: Lily Bee Design, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Pearls: EK Success, Kaisercraft, Flowers: Kaisercraft, Raffia: unknown

Thanks for swinging by!

Melissa

1 comment:

Queen Mary said...

OK, surprised there aren't any comments yet! Thank you very much for your comparison of the Silhouette to the Cricut. I am one of the few hold outs with neither machine. If you can send me any other reasons for your choice, I'd love to hear them! Meanwhile, it seems from your project (and others) I'd be happy with the Silouette.